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The World According To Prince; The Ebony Cover Interview

Prince Ebony Cover Final. Photo: http://ebonymagazine.com/ebony/
Prince Ebony Cover Final. Photo: http://ebonymagazine.com/ebony/

Prince Ebony Cover Final. Photo: http://ebonymagazine.com/ebony/

Prince is on the cover of Ebony this month, which we mentioned a couple of months ago.

It is an interview with the music superstar and never before seen photos.  They hung with the purple one for 12 hours and talk about him going door to door as a Jehovah Witness and talks about his relationship with Bria Valente.

They had me at the never before seen photos.  I do wonder what he will talk about as talking about religion is always tricky.   You are bound to offend someone no matter how hard you try not to.

As for the cover photo, I always said Prince had balls of titanium.  Now, he is just flaunting them.-Dr.FB

Prince Ebony Cover Final. Photo: http://ebonymagazine.com/ebony/

Prince Ebony Cover Final. Photo: http://ebonymagazine.com/ebony/

39 comments
Red
Red

Can anyone send me the transcript of the interview to settle a disagreement with someone as to what was said,I live in Europe and missed the issue and need it word for word and Ebony site has lost it :( help me please someone x

Treat
Treat

Prince looks so PRETTY on this cover! He has made us all PROUD because he has really matured into a fine exemplary man. He shows the power of his spirituality since he allowed it to mold him into a BETTER person (unlike some, who shall remain nameless, who abandoned it, which resulted in their own tragic life and death). Hurray for a great Prince!

jemett319
jemett319

Great interview, Great musician, Great love life, Great friends, Great God. Prince will not be controlled, he is a free thinking man of 52 yrs, whatever will be will be. Yacamaindian help is on the way. Prozac

jemett319
jemett319

WEll alrighty then LOL Someone get a straight jacket for the obsessive fan above please!!!!!

Yacamaindian
Yacamaindian

Furthermore; concerning Tavis, why did he make a comment like this: a one legged man but kicking in five projects? Who is the one legged-man to whom he was referring, and why five projects? See, that is the type of huffing and puffing this person does, trying to be witty and picking on people at the same time; sort of, undercoverish and what not. I am so grateful to God, he doesn't live in Florida, because his mind-set is too small and devious. We need answers here in our state. This is why we are constantly asking in conversation, "What did you just say? Are you throwing off on me or something?" This is just why I'm not invited to the party, because I listen to what a jester like this is saying. And when he is through, I break him back, just like Pierce Brosnan did that idiot. It isn't about having the last word, it is about checking him right on the spot. He says things, because he really believes someone needs to sit on the PBS channel to be seen. We all sighed a big relief when he left BET, because I could count the number of "via"s he used to say, then it was, "I digress"...lol At least 40 I digresses could be heard by him in 30 minutes. So, keep Yaca from the Mansion, cause either everybody is going to be laughing, real hard, or mad as hell.

Yacamaindian
Yacamaindian

Because I am expressing my feelings as someone who has been a patron of Prince's music, I deem it necessary to speak about Tavis Smiley. The interview with Pierce Brosnan was the most hurtful and embarassing one he could have performed; for Tavis put Pierce's culture and film out there as being less than: Pierce being Irish playing a British Prime Minister, and if we aren't tired of his films yet, there are four more; etc". Pierce was cool during the entire interview, but brought it back to Tavis by saying something to the effect: "When we're on the ropes, we got to keep dancing", which stereotypically African American culture is known. There is hardly clear questioning from Tavis, for he stammers and speaks like a 12 year-old child; but in his mind he is asking deep questions. With regards to Pierce's culture, film, and history, writers and educated film makers would have asked more interesting and romantic questions of such a leading man, like: Explain the Red Rose of Lancastor, and what it means to you? How do you translate that beauty into your work, if even? Sure, he provides an outlet for Prince to be seen by viewers, but Prince can have his own Public show, and we wouldn't have to endure such faulty and witless stammering from Tavis. I say, keep on dancing Tavis, but stop embarassing African American Culture. Yacamaindian

Yacamaindian
Yacamaindian

Reprint: With regards to Prince's relationship with Bria, I think all ladies who are fans, have been waiting for him to say he is committed to her, that we move on with our thoughts as well. As Chris Rock said concerning Janet, "I had a chance if Jermaine is her choice": paraphrased. I believe all ladies feel they had a chance with Prince, because of his current choice. On a mediocre day, I can out sing Bria, and could stomp her looks when dressed. I remember her from "Hey Ya", video by Andre 3000, and she looked just like the witch on the wizard of Oz, but Prince's money and love has improved her a great deal. Good for her. I think His money improves some women whom he chooses. To say the least, I was pissed, not that he chose her, but because it has taken so long to get at the truth concerning their togetherness, because their entire relationship has been a lie to the public and very illusive. Time has been wasted; even love to a degree. No Christian lady wants to covet any male involved with someone: known personally or not. Every star understands, "She is my girlfriend or she is my wife" means: no more record sales or attention, which is okay for Prince it seems, if the article indeed outs his and her relationship. He probably has been told, wealth will fill the void the universe will open as debt to fans who have lived with a lie. Furthermore, it seems, if you don't see his friends as he does, there is a battle of sorts. Why? They can't die for Him or stand before GOD with Him, so why not take opinions from those who aren't on the payroll or depends on him for makeup and lacefront wigs? I'm not trying to put Prince down, and I won’t, here. But, think of it? Those whom he defends are grown people who are able to defend themselves in conversation. If not, then why are they around him? Bria looks like a witch who has been pampered with lots of money and time, she is too tall for Prince, and she's been thrown at us like a weapon, why? And, he seems to get angry when somebody objects to her. Everybody can't be wrong. Prince has sang songs about his exquisite tastes in women, yet this one is too tall, is broken down for her age, and doesn’t fit the profile to which he sang. The way he escorted her at the Lakers game years ago, it was if she is a "natural" beauty, but videos of her in the past shows otherwise. I think if she would have been presented with more honesty and openness from the start, I would have saved a lot of money patronizing Prince. I was like, okay she really isn’t his girl, because in his songs, he says he don’t date his protégés, and that he is a man of exquisite tastes. So, wow… I don't buy music from males who are involved, because that is a ridiculous concept for a Christian lady. But, because of the approach taken, Bria is just that tall wicked witch who was tossed at all the lady fans, that we were made to accept. Who cares about her singing, we are ladies who loved the idea of a bachelor Prince. I said it, and I mean it. The truth reads so real until you can feel it. Seems this was the concept: All the friends like her, so I must like her. She was the video girl and understands the hustle. No. Come on now…that is a high school, cliquish approach to choosing a mate. With Bria, money did change everything, as it can for all ladies; even His Royal Badness. I think Prince should appreciate the looks of all, whom he looked similar to, before he or Bria, or any like kind became attractive by the useful means of money. Like her? I can't say, because the whole protégé deal was so deceptive. How can you like someone who tried to fool you for years? Is it possible to love a deceiver? I have to find the answer to this question, as I am releasing what I thought I felt about their boss-protégé relationship, which turned out as them being involved for years? Can a lie be loved by anyone? Yacamaindian

Yacamaindian
Yacamaindian

With regards to Prince's relationship with Bria, I think all ladies who are fans, have been waiting for him to say he is committed to her, that we move on with our thoughts as well. As Chris Rock said concerning Janet, "I had a chance if Jermaine is her choice": paraphrased. I believe all ladies feel they had a chance with Prince, because of his current choice. On a mediocre day, I can out sing Bria, and could stomp her looks when dressed. I remember her from "Hey Ya", video by Andre 3000, and she looked just like the witch on the wizard of Oz, but Prince's money and love has improved her a great deal. Good for her. I think His money improves some women whom he chooses. To say the least, I was pissed, not that he chose her, but because it has taken so long to get at the truth concerning their togetherness, because their entire relationship has been a lie to the publice and very illusive. Time has been wasted; even love to a degree. No Christian lady wants to covet any male involved with someone: known personally or not. Every star understands, "She is my girlfriend" means: no more record sales or attention, which is okay for Prince it seems, if the article indeeds outs his and her relationship. Furthermore, it seems, if you don't see his friends as he does, there is a battle of sorts. Why? They can't die for Him or stand before GOD with Him, so why not take opinions from those who aren't on the payroll or depends on him for makeup and lacefront wigs? I'm not trying to put Prince down, but think of it? Those are grown people able to defend themselves in conversation. Bria looks like a witch who has been pampered with lots of money and time, she is too tall for Prince, and she's been thrown at us like a weapon, why? And, he seems to get angry when somebody objects to her. Everybody can't be wrong. I think if she would have been presented with more honesty and openess from the start, I would have saved a lot of money patronizing Prince. Because, I don't buy music from males whoare involved, that is a ridiculous concept for a Christian lady. But, because of the approach, she is just that tall wicked witch who was tossed at all of the lady fans, that we were made to accept. Who cares about her singing, we are ladies who loved the idea of a bachelor Prince. I said it, and I mean it. The truth reads so real until you can feel it. Yacamaindian All the friends like her, so he must like her. This is a highschool, cliquish approach to choosing a mate. With Bria, money did change everything, as it can for all ladies; even His Royal Badness. I think Prince should appreciate the looks of all, whom he looked similar too, before he or Bria became attractive by the useful means of money. Like her, I can't say, because the whole protege deal was so deceptive. How can you like someone who tried to fool you for years. Is it possible to love a deceiver. I have to find the answer to this question, as I am releasing what I thought I felt about their boss-protege relationship, which turned out as them being involved for years? Can a lie be loved?

onegod1463
onegod1463

So did any1 get the magazine yet

Harlem Shuffle
Harlem Shuffle

2elijah - what the fuck are you talking about? Copyright issues. Dude... get real.

Harlem Shuffle
Harlem Shuffle

The interviews are all bullshit. Prince didn't go to college. He believes in fantasy writings, he thinks Orwell saw the future and its here... and he wears furry fucking stupid looking boots now. This is NOT the great Prince of before. This is the same Scripture quoting, ownership talking Prince of the mid 90's or as I call it, post-Larry, thats just tired, same ole same ole. Prince does not have the answers or the Truth. No, the years are what they are, not 1000 years that jehovah believes... please its not that, its Botox c'mon, stop frontin'. Its Photoshop heal tools. But he says he does not follow regular years but doubles them up.. Prince is a bit on the loopy side now. And this happens to religious peo...oooops! Sorry, I mean "Scriptur-y" people who just because they are religious and have wealth that they some how have this superiority of knowing the truth and that the world will be better and that this and that that and the Truth and the STFU! Fuck, I'm such a fan of the Warner Brothers years.

2elijah
2elijah

Well, today is 6/5/10 and I have my copy of the July Ebony magazine with Prince on the cover. I prefer not to tell what the interview is about due to possible copyright violations, but it should be on many newstands/stores this week soon. Enjoy!!!

onegod1463
onegod1463

Cant wait.June 8th cant come quick enough

CherylZ
CherylZ

Love the cover! Love the eyes, the attitude, the hand... The hand that feeds our soul (& breaks our bank account).

star2010
star2010

thanx 4 sharing cant wait 2 read it amazing cover

douglas
douglas

that magazine still exists?

Nasir
Nasir

Great cover! Can't wait to get the magazine! Thanks for posting Dr. FB!

Controversy12
Controversy12

Dayummmmmm ... I can't wait to get this magazine in my hands. The Ebony/Jet website says at newsstands everywhere on June 8. .... WOW to be able to spend 12 hours with Prince at Paisley Park would be a dream come true for me ... I hope the person conducting the interview is a fan.

Sbacon1999
Sbacon1999

Such a classic Prince expression, I love it. Can't wait to read the interview and see all the new pics. Off to stalk my local Borders...

Jill
Jill

Nice, REAL nice...can't wait 2 pick up a copy! Thanks again FB!

LexAve456
LexAve456

The cover is HOT and I can't wait to get my copy!

PDelica
PDelica

Love the picture! Can't wait for my copy....

LexAve456
LexAve456

I LOVE this cover! I can't wait to read what new with the coolest entertainer on the planet today! Prince ROCKS bitches!!!!!

MoonPool
MoonPool

Ha! Oh Yeah - On the Ball :)

justmemuchlove
justmemuchlove

Ohww I love the cover. Thanks doc Prince I Love You

Giovanni
Giovanni

GREAT cover! Sounds like it will be a forthright and intimate interview. Cool. Folks were expecting a CD included, but they'll just have 2 wait 4 his new album. Peace. ~G

love2thenines
love2thenines

No new CD but with the interview he communicates in his own way ... he will talk about his God .... his hip ... maybe its existential problems if it has ... but niente around music (his methods of recording his new songs and projects around if they tried there are any. ..), he will talk about his eternal gratitude to God, Jehovah.. knows what ..... so maybe he will talk about his future mini-tour in Europe or his desire to found a family with Bria ( Yeah!) or perhaps he will announce that he just recorded his best album of all time but he can not get out (private listening only), it will also took arrangements to send the sound through a mini Skud rocket into space for the 3rd type somewhere above the very top or Jehovah .... or he will announce his future retirement from the stage and studio ... "Everybody's looking 4 the ladder Everybody wants salvation of the soul "... he said!

daniel
daniel

Is it on newsstands in the u.s. now like Ebony says on their web site or on 06/15???

Mrs.NELSON
Mrs.NELSON

Thanks Doc - can't wait to pick of the issue! Sounds like we'll be reading some juicy content!

anna
anna

Where can one get ahold of the issue in Spain? Tried to find it when in NY last week but realized it was a July issue...

Chocolate_Box
Chocolate_Box

Finally can't wait to read this interview. Prince is always full of surprises

Paradise Nubien
Paradise Nubien

Smiling, ya got luv Him. This is kool, can't wait for the mag. Wishing him the best on his mini tour and in all other areas in his life. Thank you Doc.:->

ChrisG
ChrisG

Is this on newsstands now? And if so, where on earth would find a newsstand in this day and age?? lol j/k!

zspot
zspot

WOWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!

princelover2tha9s
princelover2tha9s

WOWWWWW!! Finally he will open up about his personal life! I have been waiting for this and am happy that he showing his natural look. The recent pictures with no makeup suit him and he seems happy and content with life. YAYYYYY Icing on the cake will be the new photos for my collection!!!!!

iPFL
iPFL

Thanks Doc ... That's a cool lookin' pic. Kinda reminds me of the Emancipation Era ... My boy looks good, think he don't ???

drfunkenberry
drfunkenberry

Ahhh....um...you know I agree with you jemett. No control of him...and the other stuff. Swearing off macadamian nut cookies cuz too close to name. ;)

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